Hédi Berkhissa

Tunisian association football player (1972-1997)

Hédi «Balha» Berkhissa (June 28, 1972, Kerkennah, Tunisia – January 4, 1997, Tunis, Tunisia) was a Tunisian footballer who played for Espérance and the Tunisian National Team as a defender.[1] On January 4, 1997, in a friendly match between Espérance and French side Olympique Lyon at Stade Chedli Zouiten, Berkhissa had a heart attack on the field in the last minutes of the game and died.[2]

Hédi Berkhissa
Personal information
Full name Hédi Berkhissa
Date of birth (1972-06-28)June 28, 1972
Place of birth Remla, Tunisia
Date of death January 4, 1997(1997-01-04) (aged 24)
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1997 Espérance 98 (9)
National team
1994–1997 Tunisia 26 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 31, 2007
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2006




  1. "Il y a 22 ans Hédi Berrekhissa tombait sur le champ d'honneur". La Nation (in French). 2019-01-03. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  2. "Il y a 19 ans mourait Hedi Berrekhissa, une gloire de l'Espérance". Kapitalis (in French). 2016-01-05. Retrieved 2020-04-21.